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Achievements

It is because modern education is so seldom inspired by a great hope that it so seldom achieves a great result.

- Bertrand Russell

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How is our class graded?

First, following the lead of someone named Robert Talbert, I use a + or − after your letter grade to measure class participation. If you earn 30 or more achievements that puts a + after your letter grade. If you earn fewer than 14 achievements that puts a − after your letter grade.

Second, your letter grade measures the breadth of your learning. Homework assignments and the final exam measure mastery of the math topics. Earning 3 or more achievements in a color group measures mastery of the study skills.

To earn an A, you will need all of these things:
• 85% or more on the final exam
• all 10 weekly homeworks, but each color with 3 or more achievements counts too
• each week attending a study session or checking in by office hour

To earn an B, you will need all of these things:
• 75% or more on the final exam
• 9 weekly homeworks, but each color with 3 or more achievements counts too
• for 9 weeks attend a study session or checking in by office hour

To earn an C, you will need all of these things:
• 70% or more on the final exam
• 8 weekly homeworks, but each color with 3 or more achievements counts too
• for 8 weeks attend a study session or checking in by office hour


Being a Mather

Most achievements are color-coded to match the issues discussed in the Being a Mather page.

1. Participate in Discussion

Voting Present

ask a question during class

This One Goes to Eleven

ask eleven questions during classes

Anyone? Anyone?

do a problem on the board during class

Problem Solving Machine

do a second problem on the board during class

Math Flix

watch a math video with a classmate, then talk about it together

Fist Bump

after doing a problem on the board, compliment the next student who does

Happy Hour

participate in an office hour study session

Field Photographer

turn in photos of two study groups or study sessions that you attended

Dynamic Duo

study for a math test with someone else

Ascend

become the main character in your math story

2. Devour Math

Fact Full

summarize the first chapter of Factfulness

There's an App for That

share what you learned about an app or podcast from the classroom library

An Awfully Big Adventure

do one book report

What a Long Strange Trip It's Been

do a second book report

Five Minutes of Fame

do a practice final problem on the board during class

Jack of All Trades

earn a passing score on 10 sets of ten exercises

3. Explore Mathematics

Backyard Retreat

share what you did with one playground

Play Together

work on a playground with someone else

Kept Going

share what you did with a second playground

Cocktail Party

share personal learning about some geometry, algebra, number theory, topology, or business math

A Miracle of Science

Watch the film Mindwalk and discuss it during class

Truth and Consequences

Watch a math film on Ali's List and discuss it during class

4. Analyze Real-Life Issues

A Math Problem Appears

And That's The Way It Is

find an example of our math topics in online news

More Details Just Arrived

find an example of our math topics in a print magazine or journal

Translating Real Life to Paper

To Battle!

for one topic turn in a page of notes with all 8 characteristics of well-written notes

Second Down

for two topics turn in a page of notes with all 8 characteristics of well-written notes

Three Shall be the Number

for two topics turn in a page of notes with all 8 characteristics of well-written notes

Connect Four

for two topics turn in a page of notes with all 8 characteristics of well-written notes

Law of Fives

for two topics turn in a page of notes with all 8 characteristics of well-written notes

Six Pack

for two topics turn in a page of notes with all 8 characteristics of well-written notes

Move Numbers on Paper

Handwriting Analysis

for one activity show all 16 characteristics of well-written problems

Side by Side

for a second activity show all 16 characteristics of well-written problems

Well Lit

for a third activity show all 16 characteristics of well-written problems

The Write Stuff

for a fourth activity show all 16 characteristics of well-written problems

The Fifth Element

for a fifth activity show all 16 characteristics of well-written problems

Bravo Six

for a sixth activity show all 16 characteristics of well-written problems

Evaluate the Answer

(If I was teaching in a normal term this section would have achievements for group work with homework assignments. I did not prepare those for this term. Part of teaching remotely is that I am much more generous about telling students which homework problems they get correct instead of forcing them to compare work during class time. Sadly, you get less practice with the valuable skill of discussing your homework drafts with classmates.)

Communicate with Others

Really Useful Engine

work with a classmate who asks for help with a homework problem

You Require My Assistance?

do an in-class presentation

Brazil Thinks You're Cute

teach a friend about one of our math topics

Mathsplaining

teach a friend about non-class math topics

Road Not Taken

work with a stranger on a math problem

Keep in Touch

notify your instructor before an absence, or before attending a study session

5. Use Resources

Unstuck

report on becoming more capable at getting help when it is needed

Spelunker

find a new online video explaining our math topics

Onward and Upward

work with a tutor (perhaps at the MRC)

Someone's Got My Back

work with CAR or TRiO

Got Your Hens in a Row

teach another student some study skills

Friend Indeed

teach another student some hidden curriculum

Habit Builder

work with an Early Outreach Specialist to develop a success strategy plan

I can vouch for this

Use a GED Ready voucher

6. Taking a Test

Ludicrous Speed

finish the multiplication speed quiz in time

Fluency

finish the representational fluency quiz quickly

I am so smart! S-M-R-T!

earn 70% or more on any midterm

Safety Dance

earn 70% or more on two midterms

Now I Am the Master

earn 90% or more on two midterms

Perfect Ten

earn a perfect score on any test

Travel My Way

earn 66% or more on a practice final

I Can't Hear You Over the Sound of How Awesome I Am

earn a perfect score on a practice final

7. Time Management

Not in Kansas Any More

turn in the start of term reflection

Scholarly

share something you learned from the Dr. Chew study skills videos

Goldboss

schedule when you will take three practice tests

I Love It When a Plan Comes Together

after a practice test turn in a study schedule and plan

The Danger Zone

turn in on time eight sets of ten exercises

Actively Healthy

attend 7 or more classes


Practice Makes Perfect

The remaining achievements recognize score 8 out of 10 (or more) on the sets of ten exercises that conclude each math topic.

Math 20 Level Exercises

Round Enough?

finish the ten exercises for Shapeshifting Rounding

No Trouble for Me

finish the ten exercises for Shapeshifting Fraction Format

Golden

finish the ten exercises for Shapeshifting Ratio Format

RIP LOP

finish the ten exercises for Shapeshifting Percent Format

Bushel and a Peck

finish the ten exercises for Shapeshifting Measurement Units

Impropriety

finish the ten exercises for Mad Science Fractions

Gear Analyst

finish the ten exercises for Mad Science Ratios

This Much of That Much

finish the ten exercises for Mad Science Percentages

Order of Magnitude

finish the ten exercises for Mad Science Measurement

Balance

finish the ten exercises for Justice Fractions

Fixing Proportions

finish the ten exercises for Justice Ratios

Small Yet Mighty

finish the ten exercises for Justice Percentages

Slugs per Barn-Yard

finish the ten exercises for Justice Measurement

Re Mi Do Do So

finish the ten exercises for Justice Patterns

Hey, Floyd, Take a Verse

finish the ten exercises for Typicality Picturing Data

You Are All Individuals

finish the ten exercises for Typicality Averages

Why Be Normal?

finish the ten exercises for Typicality Bell Curves

Dice of Many Faces

finish the ten exercises for Typicality Probability

Math 25 Level Exercises

Nom Nom Nom

finish the ten exercises for Calories

The Doctor is In

finish the ten exercises for Metabolism

Culinary Completionist

finish the ten exercises for Food Preparation

Hit The Book Value

finish the ten exercises for Mortgages

Interest

finish the ten exercises for Interest

Got My Mind On My Money

finish the ten exercises for Saving for Retirement

Peddle to the Medal

finish the ten exercises for Margin & Markup and Pricing

Going To Need A Bigger Bag

finish the ten exercises for Charge Options

Math 52 Level Exercises

I have not yet incorporated the homework problems from Math 52 into our website topics. Achievements for those homework sets will appear here after that update is completed!

Math 105 Level Exercises

I have not yet incorporated the homework problems from Math 105 into our website topics. Achievements for those homework sets will appear here after that update is completed!